Memoirs of Marshal Ney

Memoirs of Marshal Ney

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ... army of Sambre-et-Meuse shall next enter Franconia, for which orders will, at a future period, be sent to it by the Directory. The army of Rhin-et-Moselle will cross the Rhine at Strasburg. It will leave a corps of observation on the Pfirmm to keep the garrison of Mayence in check, and troops in front of Manheim to resist the attempts of the hostile forces which occupy that place. It will then advance with rapidity upon the Upper Necker, after having detached a sufficient force to occupy the mountain gorges of the Black Forest. Such are the formal instructions which the Directory thinks it right to give you, and the General-in-chief, Moreau; the fate of the present campaign depends upon their being implicitly followed. It is the intention of the Directory not to suffer the French armies to undertake any siege. Its wish is that they should seek the enemy on the right bank of the Rhine, and encounter them with that boldness and impetuosity which characterize the warriors of the republic, and are sure pledges of victory. The plan we have adopted is one of great magnitude, and requires vigour of execution. It cannot be confided to soldiers more worthy of so glorious an undertaking, or to generals who better deserve the national esteem. You have Idng, Citizen General, been held m the highest estimation by the Directory, and no misfortune could make you lose it. Thus the Directory places its confidence m your probity, your patriotism, and your military talents. With a certamty of the support of the Directory, and the good wishes of all the friends ot treedom, you have now only to act with boldness and rapidity, and reap those laurels which will prove harbingers of an honourable and lastmg peace consequent upon our successes in Germany. The Directory...show more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236634179
  • 9781236634177